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Maryland Governor Lifts Mask Restrictions


Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan today (Wednesday) announced that face masks will no longer be required outdoors and dining restrictions will be lifted.

Holding a press conference on the state’s response to COVID-19, Hogan shared the new updates of the mask mandate based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and advice of leading public health experts. Hogan said starting May 1 all restrictions for outdoor dining will be lifted, which includes standing services outdoors in bars and restaurants.

But seated service and physical distancing requirements will remain in place indoors at bars and restaurants.

This comes as Maryland is already ramping up its vaccination rate with more than 4.5 million vaccines having been administered and 60 percent of Marylanders over the age of 18 being vaccinated.

The state’s COVID-19 cases have dropped 33 percent in the last two weeks with the positivity rate dropping to 3.89 percent, as well.

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